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General Monuments

The monument Friendship forever

The monument Friendship forever

ountry: Russia

Locality: Moscow

Nearest metro station: Belorusskaya

Established: 1983

Sculptor: Zurab Tsereteli



The monument Friendship foreverThe monument Friendship forever is 42 meters high it is a symbol of a friendship between Russian and Georgian nations. It is a big column made from the big letters of Russian and Georgian alphabets. If you will be careful you can see that these letters collected in the words: Unity, Peace, Brotherhood and Work. On the top of the monument there is a crown from a vines and ears of wheat like a symbol friendship of the nations.

On a flat pedestal there are rolls with quotations of the famous Russian and Georgian writers and poets. The monument has the second unofficial name Shish Kebab.

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Creation history

The monument was established in 1983 on the Tishinskaja area, project by Zurab Tsereteli. The monument was established in honor of 200th anniversary Treaty of Georgievsk what was concluded between the Russian Empire and the East Georgian kingdom. This monument is a pair monument. The second monument was established in Tbilisi and had a name Ties of friendship. But in 1991 it was destroyed by Georgian government.

How to find

Go to metro station Belorusskaya and exit to Georgian Shaft Street. On this street go till a crossroad with Georgian lane and turn left and go till the Tishinskaja area where you will find this huge monument.